Permanent Bearing Protection Leads to Increased Reliability

The Importance of Bearing Protection

Bearings are designed to operate for many years, yet, they commonly fail due to the high humidity and heavy washdown environments found in paper mills. Contamination, such as water or dirt, entering the bearing housing or lubrication escaping are two of the most common reasons for premature bearing failure. This leads to unexpected downtime and high maintenance costs.

The High Cost of Contact Seals

Contact seals, such as lip seals, are commonly used on rotating equipment to seal the bearing housing. Yet, due to their contacting nature, they wear at the point of contact or groove the shaft, rendering them ineffective in a short period of time. This allows lubrication to escape and contamination to enter the bearing housing. To increase equipment reliability and decrease maintenance costs, protect your paper machine rolls with permanent bearing protection.

A Permanent Sealing Solution

Effectively seal your paper machine rolls with Inpro/Seal Bearing Isolator technology. The Inpro/Seal PMR Bearing Isolator is a compound labyrinth seal specifically developed for use with wet and dry end paper machine rolls. Its innovative non-contacting design prevents catastrophic bearing failure and minimizes unscheduled downtime by permanently protecting bearings against contamination ingress and lubrication loss.

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